Sennedjem tomb Luxor TT 1 Egypt tours, prices, booking, reviews
Sennedjem tomb Luxor TT 1 located in the necropolis of Deir el Medina on the West Bank at Luxor. It indeed was one of the great discoveries which found in tact by Italian archaeologists in 1886. Nothing had disturbed, as was not even the case with the tomb of Tutankhamun. In fact, all the decorations within Sennedjem tomb Luxor, painted on a background of yellow ocher. They are intact and indeed some of the most beautiful within the necropolis. In fact, Sennedjem had the title “Servant in the Place of Truth”. Furthermore, he lived during the reigns of Seti I and Ramses II of Egypt’s 19th Dynasty. In fact, the tomb is simple with a narrow stairway leading into a small room. Furthermore, the room followed by the burial chamber.
The rectangular burial chamber oriented westward and has a vaulted ceiling. Moreover, Sennedjem tomb Luxor had a wooden door opening into the first small room. It is with a scene depicting Snnedjem and his wife, Lyneferti playing the board game, Senet. The game connected with Chapter 17 of the Book of the Dead, and may represent the Judgment of Osiris. Furthermore, on the other side of the door we find Sennedjem and his relatives worshiping Osiris and Maat. It is in the upper register, and Ptah-Sokar-Osiris and Isis in the lower register. In fact, the style of decorations in the tomb is typical of the Ramessid period. It is spontaneous and fresh with lively details. They represent a conventional funerary theme.
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Entering the burial chamber, on the left front wall we first find a scene. The scene depicts the mummy of the deceased in his sarcophagus. He lying on a funeral bed and protected on the left by Isis. Moreover, on the right by Nephthys, both in the form of falcons. Under this in a lower register is a scene. It is of the deceased sons who bring him offerings. They also purify themselves before his parents while other relatives sit nearby. In the next scene on this wall of Sennedjem tomb Luxor, the deceased shown with his wife. He holds a sekhem-scepter, a symbol of power. Turning the corner, we encounter a scene of Snnedjem and his wife worshiping the gods of the dead. It is below a dual representation of Anubis in the form of a jackal crouching on a shrine.
On the back wall we find scenes of the deceased entering the after-world. First Anubis preparing Sennedjem’s mummy, which stretched out on his funeral bed. Here we also find text from the Book of the Dead. In the next scene we find Osiris, in full regalia. He is before an alter on which rests a water pot cooled by lotus blossoms. On either side of him are Wadjet-eyes at the top and two sacred fetishes below. In the following image, Sennedjem worshiping this image of Osiris. Finally, on this wall we find Anubis in human form but with a jackal’s head. He introduces Sennedjem into the after-world. Turning the corner, again we find many of scenes including one famous depiction of the Fields of Laru. It is in the blessed after-world.
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The deceased and his wife sow, reap and plow reflecting chapter 110 of the Book of the Dead. Above this scene, Sennedjem and Lyneferti worshiping Re, Osiris and Ptah. They followed by a boy on a papyrus boat. In fact, the boy most likely a dead son of the couple and one of the deceased sons. He performs the Opening of the Mouth ritual on his father. At the top of the wall is a scene of baboons worshiping Re on his bark (boat). On the front right wall of Sennedjem tomb Lixor there is a scene of the deceased and his wife. They face the guards of the gates of the kingdom of Osiris. The roof of Sennedjem tomb also decorated with text running down its middle. It is with three strips crossing it, dividing the ceiling into two groups of four squares.
In the first square are scenes of the deceased worshiping different divinities. They include including Thoth, Re-Herakhty and Atum, along with others. In the next box is a scene depicting Sennedjem and Lyneferti. They receive offerings of food and beverages from the goddess of the sycamore. This is a representation of the goddess Nut in her role as protector of the dead. These scenes followed by others representing the couple worshiping four stellar spirits. They are the benu-bird and the embodiment of the soul of Re. Moreover, they also include the couple with Re-Harakhty and the members of the Heliopolitan Ennead. They also include Sennedjem opening the gates of the West, Osiris’ Kingdom. Sennedjem tomb Luxor indeed is one of the great private tombs in Egypt . It is must-to-visit in case you are in the West Bank at Luxor.
Entrance to Sennedjem tomb Luxor:
The tomb located in Deir el-Medina above the Village of the Workmen. In fact, the tomb is open from 6 am to 4 pm in the winter season. Tickets can bought at the main West Bank ticket office before going to the workmen’s village. Tickets cost 80 Egyptian pound for Sennedjem tomb, Inherkau tomb and Hathor temple.